College of Charleston SCHOOL OF THE ARTS

CofC Hosts National Collegiate Choral Organization

The National Collegiate Choral Organization will hold its 5th annual conference at the College of Charleston campus and includes public concerts at surrounding facilities. Twelve competitively selected collegiate choirs will participate (see below), including the College of Charleston Concert Choir, which will collaborate with the Charleston Symphony Orchestra Chorus, the Taylor Festival Choir, and the Charleston Symphony Orchestra in a feature performance of Vaughan Williams’ Serenade to Music, Dona Nobis Pacem and two movements from Stephen Paulus’ Prayers and Remembrances. Conducted by Robert Taylor, the concert is at 1 p.m., on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013, at the Sottile Theatre, 44 George St. Tickets are $20 and $10 for College of Charleston students, and can be purchased in advance by contacting Christina Wynn at (843) 452-4442. The remaining concerts will be held at the Cathedral of St. Luke and St. Paul (126 Coming St.) and the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist (120 Broad St.), and admission is $15 at the door, $5 for College of Charleston students.

Thur., Oct. 31

10:20 a.m., Cathedral of St. Luke and St. Paul: 
Kennesaw State University Chamber Choir, Leslie Blackwell, conductor
University of Kentucky Men’s Chorus, Jefferson Johnson, conductor, Fullerton College Chamber Singers, John Tebay, conductor

8:30 p.m., Cathedral of St. John the Baptist: 
Samford University A Cappella Choir, Philip Copeland, conductor
Utah Valley University Chamber Choir, Reed Criddle, conductor

Fri., Nov. 1

2:00 p.m., Cathedral of St. Luke and St. Paul: 
California State University Long Beach Chamber Choir, Jonathan Talberg, conductor
Kansas State University Men’s Choir, Joshua Oppenheim, conductor
California State University Fullerton University Singers, Robert Istad, conductor

8:30 p.m., Cathedral of St. Luke and St. Paul: 
Matthew Halls and University of Maryland Chamber Choir
Henry Purcel: I was Glad; Hear My Prayer, O Lord; Welcome to all the Pleasures
Herbert Howells: Take Him, Earth, for Cherishing
Benjamin Britten: Hymn to St. Cecilia
Francis Poulenc: Figure Humaine

Sat., Nov. 2

1:00 p.m., Sottile Theatre: 
College of Charleston Concert Choir, Charleston Symphony Orchestra Chorus, Taylor Festival Choir, Robert Taylor, conductor
Ralph Vaughan Williams: Serenade to Music and Dona Nobis Pacem

8:00 p.m., Cathedral of St. John the Baptist: 
Indiana University Pro Arte Singers, William Jon Gray, conductor